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Grateful Dead Live at Long Beach Arena on 1985-11-16

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Grateful Dead Live at Long Beach Arena on 1985-11-16

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Hell In A Bucket-> Sugaree-> El Paso, Dupree's Diamond Blues, Little Red Rooster, West L.A. Fadeaway, Let It Grow Tennessee Jed, Cumberland Blues, I Need A Miracle-> Crazy Fingers-> Drums-> Comes A Time-> Gimme Some Lovin'-> Truckin'-> Black Peter-> Good Lovin', E: Day Job

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Long Beach Arena
Location Long Beach, CA

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Reviewer: davesiebert - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 16, 2013
Subject: Fun,Fun,Fun
Sucked???,Maybe if you were outside,with no tic.I was inside having a blast,with about 18,000 other DeadHeads.I also went to the Kaiser shows the following weekend,but
Kaiser shows were the best. :}
Reviewer: Donna_Sucked and We All Know It - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2013
Subject: Dogs in a great year
I did not miss many shows in '85, 4 total...these shows sucked...the worst of the year after Boreal and Philly 4.6 (4.7 and 8 were very hot) was tired from the killer East Coast Fall Tour...the next week at the Kaiser was scorching hot, some of my favorite ever.

These shows still beat anything after '86.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 17, 2011
Subject: Great performance!
It's true that the show's a bit short, and they didn't really pull anything out special, but what they played, they played well! The recording is of mixed quality, changing throughout from warm to bright, but never bad.
Reviewer: dupree413 - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 16, 2011
Subject: Linear
I know that it is not always the quantity of the show that matters, but this is one of the shortest shows I have come across. DNA but would have been bummed that they did not close out with Tennessee Jed and Cumberland in the first set instead of opening with it for set 2.
I guess it was a novelty?
Pre drums is 27 minutes.

Kaiser 2/20 was shorter overall (only 8 songs in the first set and LL Rain barely over 10 min). But in this show, Bucket was roughly as long as nearly every second set song. (Crazy Fingers aside).

I think the show is average for 1985. Probably had some hot moments but not in league with Philly, Springfield, 'Toga, Richmond, etc... .
Reviewer: pnc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 26, 2007
Subject: really good sound
this sounds really good. i wasn't as taken by the performance as the rest of the reviewers.
Reviewer: liverfenix - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 30, 2005
Subject: first acid
i tripped (on acid, first time) at this show with philrmonic below. man, open the 2nd set w/ Tennessee Jed? of course, i thought it was because i was tripping that they did buddy Al lost his glasses during cumberland. and i saw hopi sand paintings on the inside of my eyelids...and yes faith healer peter popov was saving souls next door to the arena all afternoon the next day...being the curious folks we were, we watched pete save every sucker who went up there...every so often there'd be a deadhead getting saved...too weird, or not weird enough...see "hopi sandpainting" reference above
Reviewer: phil r monic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 5, 2005
Subject: Tennessee>>Cumberland.... WOW
So... Did anyone else go see Peter Popov heal people the next day at the civic center next door?
Reviewer: Shiva Ho - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 31, 2004
Subject: Backyard
I lived across the street from the Arena at the time & could look out my balcony & see it from my living room. It was a rush to walk out my door across the street to the show & get as high as I wanted & not have to worry about driving home. This was a great show from start to finish. My audience recordings just couldn't do it justice. I am so glad these SB's exist.
Reviewer: BenKarm - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 6, 2004
Subject: This show smoked
First of all, it was nice to have the Dead play so close to home for me. This show smoked from the beginning to end. The Bucket, Sugaree, El Paso & Dupree's were all peak performances. The second set had two surprise openers of a hot Tennesee Jed followed by a rocking Cumberland. Miracle was hot too and Crazy Fingers was sweet. Comes a Time was also a highlight and the energy just exploded with Gimmee Some Lovin'. Phil and Brent had a nice vocal rap in the end that went into a short jam that Jerry cut off to do Truckin'. Peter was good and Good Loving was hot One thing that this recording doesn't have is Bobby taking the microphone off the mike stand during Good Loving and walking around during his rap. Day Job was played well too though most of us were so sick of that song by that time.
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